Humans aren’t the only ones fighting obesity statistics in America. Statistics suggest that a third of dogs are also obese — approximately a 158-percent increase over the past 11 years. Sedentary lifestyle, health issues, and poor nutrition are among the top reasons for weight issues in pets. Whether your vet indicated that it’s time to
According to several measures, mental health in the United States is facing a steep decline, and there is no indication that this trend will reverse itself. The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists several reasons for this alarming downward trend, longer life expectancy and increased academic expectations being among them. More importantly, untreated mental health
If you are a new pet parent, you can be forgiven for not knowing too much about worm infestation in dogs. Even experienced pet owners can sometimes struggle when it comes to this topic, so it is imperative that more awareness is raised regarding this matter. In this blog post, I will do just that.
Playing fetch, chew toys, belly rubs, walks in the park and chewing on sticks… These might be a few of your dog’s favorite things but have you ever truly explored the latter? There’s several reasons why dogs enjoy chewing on sticks but it probably isn’t the safest activity for your four-legged friend. Puppies enjoy chewing
With February being the month of love, there is nothing better than sharing and spreading the love. Sadly though certain adoptables are overlooked not because of their breed, size or any factor other than the color of their coat. This phenomenon is known as Black Dog Syndrome; but is it a myth or is there
You’re a responsible pet owner: you buy healthy dog food, you clean up after him on walks, you ensured his leash fits properly, and pet-proofed your house to keep him out of harm’s way. You even have a friendly and knowledgeable veterinarian you take him to regularly. However, what if the unexpected happens and your
If you’re like most people today, you’re trying everything you can to stay healthy. While some people join a gym, take yoga classes, or run marathons, there’s a much easier way to get healthy. By simply owning a cat, you’ll quickly discover there are many amazing health benefits that will come your way. With more
As with dogs, cats also communicate using body language. These two household pets have always been ‘at war’ with one another and unfortunately, cats are seen as the moodier, more temperamental of the two. This belief actually isn’t true, the problem is that most people think that cats and dogs have similar body language and